SPEAK UP…. My 1st Presentation

I decided to give a presentation for my genealogy group even though I have a fear of public speaking. Learning how to “SPEAK UP”

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Putting it in Writing…. Marriage License Accountability Post

Since the US Census is at 1940’s right now I can’t capture the marriage of my great grandparents (Clara Harris & Julius Ringgold) to my knowledge they weren’t married until around 1942. (I really should ask my great grandmother the exact date) I can’t find their records online because they were married at the justice…

STRIKING GOLD…. and then falling in a hole…

Good things always seem to come in 3’s (or more) for me. If you don’t believe me then you obviously haven’t been reading my blog 😀 I casually glanced online during my lunch break…  and what did I come across… a DEATH CERTIFICATE for GEORGE H. JOHNSON…. who is that you many ask??? The FATHER of…

Hidden details….

So I decided to take a good look today at my great-great grandfather (Benson Samuel Harris) death certificate… I started reading and I got to the address of his death. Instead of a hospital it listed a residence ~ 408 E. King Street in York, PA. That’s when I had a thought…. “I wonder if this…

The Road Trip… Part 2

A whole week had come and gone… and I’d somehow managed to keep my excitement in tact long enough to make it to that day, my favorite day of the week. ROAD TRIP DAY!!! This week our main destination was to visit the Harris family cemetery. (I thought we were going to Union United Methodist Church)…

The Chalice and the Covenant ~ My latest find and still finding

So in my ever increasing quest for family knowledge I find myself holding a copy of “The Chalice and the Covenant” written by Mark Sexton. Special thanks to Ryan Lane who happened to have a copy of it and sent me free of charge I might add! So I had every intention of reading this book,…

The Road Trip… (Part 1)

We had been planning this trip for “YEARS” a chance to take a trip and visit the historical sites of our family. Finally, on June 25, 2014 we were able to make that trip. We loaded up the car with snacks and hit the road to PA. My grandfather (Odell) driving, my great grandmother (Clara)…